being new to the hipster record collecting club I set out today to north country books to expand my humble collection of 4 records (3 of which I just got from greg last weekend) here is what I found:
el Corazon by Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell- I was a little nervous buying a jazz album recorded in the early 80's- but I figured it would be ok because they stick to mainly acoustic instruments- no synth! Sparce & beautiful- I love Don Cherry- and he's quite the pianist, too.
Regeneration by Roswell Rudd, Steve Lacy, Misha Mengelberg, Kent Carter & Han Bennink- with one side dedicated to the music of Herbie Nichols and the other to Thelonious Monk this is the tamest I've ever heard Mengelberg & Bennink- but it is an absolutely beautiful tribute to the two late jazz legends.
The Paris Session by the Art Ensemble of Chicago- I couldnt find any info about this album online- I think its a compilation of sorts. My first introduction to the AEC & I loved it- recorded in 1969 its pretty far out. Malachi Favors is an incredible bassist.